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#1 jmac31

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:50 PM

Hey guys. I've been looking for awhile now for a program that will sort of force a homepage on a user on a network. It's like the pages you see when you first get on a network at a hotel or something. I know it doesn't alter the homepage but I'm not sure how else to word it, that might be why I'm having such a hard time finding it. Anyways has anyone ever heard of something like that?


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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:58 PM

Hello jmac31,

You may be thinking of Kiosk Mode in Internet Explorer.


"How to use Kiosk Mode in Microsoft Internet Explorer":

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154780



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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:30 AM

Well not exactly. I probably didn't explain it good enough. Basically I have a network, and anytime someone gets on to this network and starts up IE or firefox or some other browser, I want them to be directed to a page of my choosing. Maybe the page would be some sort of disclaimer or just some general info about my business. This is used a lot in hotels. When you get on to their public wireless network you are usually greeted with a web page of their choosing when you open up your browser. Hopefully that clears it up a bit.

I'm just guessing here but I think it is probably done through some program running on a dhcp server. It gives out an ip address and forces them to see a certain web page when they first get on and then after that they can go about their normal internet viewing.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:36 AM

A Captive Portal may be what you're looking for. The following link starts on page 2 of the article "How To: Using m0n0wall to create a Wireless Captive Portal".


"2. So what is a Captive Portal?":

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/how-to-monowal...view-319-2.html

Other references:

"Captive Portal":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captive_portal

"m0n0wall":

http://m0n0.ch/wall/

I'll leave it up to you to do further research, or others more familiar with this subject may be able to provide more information.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:13 PM

That is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for the speedy replies!!




EDIT: Moved to more appropriate forum

Edited by garmanma, 22 April 2009 - 02:36 PM.





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